ERIC Number: ED163193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Competence Access Project. Final Report.
Post, John O., Jr.
The Occupational Competence Access Project (OCAP) was conducted to facilitate student access to (1) occupational opportunities through the provision of a guidance system incorporating student capabilities; (2) occupational opportunities through the provision of industrially validated exploratory programs in occupational preparation; and (3) occupational employment and training opportunities through the development of a comprehensive articulation between curriculum levels, curriculum areas, and the world of work. Some of the project's major accomplishments were establishment of career information centers; development and implementation of career guidance philosophy and policies; development of industrially validated curriculum in vocational areas; establishment of career development components in several academic areas; and the establishment of a community resource system. Summative evaluation data were collected through a pre-posttest of all students at both project sites. The impact the project had on the schools was also determined through interviews and an examination of school policy formation. The project was found to have positively influenced the occupational awareness, career maturity, and decision making abilities of the student population and to have had a favorable influence on the school's personnel and policy directions. In addition, formative evaluation inputs were collected on an ongoing basis. (Several appendixes containing curriculum products, forms, and other related materials are included in a separate document, CE 018 431.) (BM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Community Resources, Counselor Role, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Evaluation Methods, Guidance Programs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Role, Vocational Education, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Career Research, Hanover, MA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to weak print in original document. For a related document see CE 018 431